La Liga matchday five continued on Saturday. Alavés, still looking for his first points this season, received Osasuna, who was in 13th place in the standings before the start of the game. It should be noted that El Glorioso still has a match to catch up, against Villarreal, postponed by the Spanish Superior Council of Sports following the extension of the international break for South American players. Jagoba Arrasate had aligned his team in 4-3-3, including Moncayola, Torres and Kike Garcia holders. Alavés came in 4-4-2 with a Joselu-Sylla Diallo duo in attack.
Despite a possession in favor of El Glorioso, it was Osasuna who took the advantage. Garcia jumped higher than everyone and scored with a header from a corner (0-1, 22nd). Following a hand fault in the area, the Rojillos obtained a penalty, transformed by captain Torres (0-2, 29th). The score did not change in the second half and the two teams parted with this score of 2-0. The locals remain last in La Liga with 0 points, just like Getafe. On the next day, Osasuna will host Betis Sevilla, while Alavés will move on the lawn of Espanyol Barcelona.
La Liga standings
The official line-ups at the kick-off
The XI of Alavés
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– Deportivo Alavés (@Alaves) September 18, 2021
– CA OSASUNA (@CAOsasuna) September 18, 2021